Whether you’ve read anything by me or not, I should start out by saying my motto with long distance relationships (LDRs) has always been: Long distance kills relationships.
I continue to stand by that, but there’s another side to this, which is: Long distance forces you to become at relationships. The “stuff” that makes a relationship work is the same whether you share the same bed or live 3,000 miles apart.
The easiest one to weather is the temporary shift – if you're committed to the relationship, you just have to figure out a way to survive six difficult months. You can ease a lot of long-term discomfort and confusion by defining your expectations in advance.
For instance, unless you're looking for a casual, non-exclusive relationship, at some point, one of you is going to have to move.
Or are you just trying to maintain the relationship as it stands now, perhaps in a different place?Or, worse yet, his dream job moves there permanently and you don't want to choose between your own dream job (still in Biloxi) and your dreamy boyfriend. You and Wedding Wonderboy are getting to know one another across the miles, while the relocations take away a known quantity.Building a new relationship is a whole lot harder than maintaining an existing one.We usually stick with the traditional jack-o-lantern templates and patterns.But after discovering all of the seriously FUN and CREATIVE pumpkin ideas on Pinterest, I think that might be changing.Carving and decorating pumpkins together is one of my FAVORITE Halloween traditions!